Op-Ed

Op-Ed: Illinois Legislators – Make History This All-Star Weekend By Investing In The Future All-Stars

Sunday, February 16, 2020 || By Shannon Brown and Sterling Brown || OPINION || @maywoodnews  For the first time in over 30 years, our hometown of Chicago is hosting the NBA All-Star Game. As basketball players and Illinois natives, we are honored to be a part of this historic moment in our state. But All-Star Weekend isn’t the most exciting […]

Editorial: Chicago Teachers Are Fighting For Workers Everywhere

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 || By Michael Romain || OPINION || @maywoodnews  In its Sunday, Oct. 20 paper, the Chicago Tribune provided a useful primer on the “basics of the Chicago teachers strike.” The paper tells us that the strike could last indefinitely. The longest Chicago Teachers Union strike ever, in 1987, was 19 days. In 2012, the strike lasted […]

Op-Ed: College Athletics Is Big Business, So Allow Student Athletes To Share The Wealth

Saturday, October 19, 2019 || By Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch || OPINION || @maywoodnews  College athletics is a business, a billion-dollar business. Since 2010, college basketball’s premier tournament, March Madness, has brought and will continue to bring in $19.6 billion in television contracts to the NCAA through the year 2032. College football is similarly a highly profitable affair. ESPN reached […]